New Zealand’s first war memorial gallery dedicated to educating young people POU KANOHI is now open at Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum has opened its first war memorial gallery for young people Pou Kanohi – New Zealand at War. It is a space where children and teenagers can learn about World War I (WWI) from multiple perspectives and contemplate why it is still relevant today.
My children’s favourite part of the Pou Kanohi exhibition was the aerial reconnaissance table where they undertook a mission piloting planes above the trenches. There mor interactive activities, from dressing up in uniform to seeing a 3D rendered artillery gun up close with the virtual reality head set. Pou Kanohi lets the kids experience a world they can’t imagine growing up in today.
Pou Kanohi- New Zealand at War is on permanent display in the War Memorial Galleries on the top floor of Auckland Museum.